Pleurothallis litotes Luer 1979 SUBGENUS Pleurothallis SECTION Pleurothallis SUBSECTION Longiracemosae [Luer] Luer 1998 Drawing by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name or Meaning The Simple Pleurothallis

Flower Size .12" [2 mm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador in wet cloud forests at elevations around 2300 to 3200 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, erect ramicauls with a thin tubular sheath near the middle and 2 to 3 at the base and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptical-ovate, acute, cuneate below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 6, erect, sublax to subdense, [8 to 17 cm]long including the [1 to 3 cm] long peduncle, simultaneously many flowered inflorescence arising through a slender spathe .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVII Luer 2004; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVIII Luer 1999 drawing fide